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Named for Patrick Murray, Laird of Livingston near Edinburgh d. 1671 in Avignon, France. His garden was the main source of plants for the Edinburgh Botanic Garden on its foundation in 1670.
Desmond, Ray. (1977). Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists. Taylor and Francis, London.


Livistona chinensis is used as an anticancer agent in traditional Chinese medicine.

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, China
  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Japan
  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Taiwan

Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) R. Br. ex Mart.

Genus: Livistona
Species: chinensis (Jacq.) R. Br. ex Mart.
Common names: Chinese Fan Palm; Chinese Fountain Palm
Distribution summary: Eastern Asia
Habit: Shrub
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Thickets and open forest
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Far East (L)
Reason for growing: Commemorative, medicinal

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